Friday, March 19, 2010

Learning to Paint with Fire!!

So I finally got the guts to turn on the torch at home without help. What can I say, I am a little chicken when it comes to new things. I melted a few beads and had a few successes, but the point was to learn and I did.
I tried a lot of bead caps and found that these worked the best. I had quite a few that the enamel chipped off, but they were plated so I am confident that they would not have done that if they had been solid metal.
The same thing happened with the beads and I am sure it was the plating that caused it to do that. I love these two beads, they are my favorite. From the colours to the shapes, the best out of the batch.

I hope to have the energy to try it again tonight

Marie

4 comments:

Pretty Things said...

Nice work!

Barbara Lewis said...

Hip, hip, hooray!

oblibby said...

Wow Marie, these are so pretty.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Great Job! These look great!